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Dec 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
as the 4 s in china. let's get to the fast money halftime back at hq. >>> and, thanks very much. welcome to the halftime report. four hours to go until the close. here is where we stand on this friday on wall street, read arrows across the board the dow down 17. s&p, nasdaq negative as well. here is what we're following on halftime. face lift, facebook shares up 40% in the past two months and one of goldman's newest partners tells you where it is going next. debate it. walmart shares down 4% this week. taking a bit of luster out of what's been a good year for the stock. now two traders square off on whether the retailer is ready for another run. first our top story, apple's freefall. shares sinking to their lowest level in nine months today after ubs cut its estimates and price target. the man who slashed the stock in just a moment. but first our traders for the hour are josh brown, pete najarian, simon baker and j.j. pete, apple not far from the november low of 505. >> right. it's catching up very, very rapidly right now. it's been something where i know we've been talking about this st
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
city's times square i'm melissa lee. first china conundrum. is the chinese recovery in recovery mode? a top strategist is digging through the data. hedgefund head winds are supposed to be some of the smartest on the street but 2012 has not been kind. find out if december will bring rebound or redempson. commodities collapse. breaking down the slide in gold today. first we have to get straight to our top story and that is apple down by 1.75%. could apple's problem be that its growth has, in fact, peaked. well respected strategist out with a note highlighting the multiple which has been in steady decline since 2009. the peak marked by the release of the iphone 3 gs and earnings growth is what the stock needs to go higher. so do you buy that perhaps margins have, in fact, peaked here and that the best is over for apple? >> i have a mic problemb now. if you look at wear google and microsoft have been on the margins this has been a place for the stocks. >> that is a great point. >> magic of live television. >> he strolled in. >> the price action is skimming. you can say what you want abou
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
the blackberries for the physical keyboard. it's a blog on a blog on a blog reportedly leaked out of china. it's got a hard wired keyboard attached to it. that's still a draw for people. that's what i'm seeing as possibly the only reason the stock may be moving today. so this is going to be a hot traded stock, guys, until january 30th, whenever that blackberry ten is supposed to officially roll out. >> likely beyond that, sully. weiss? >> i bought a little last week when it came down. of course traded down further after that. now it's trading back up. s if going to have two versions. it is going to have keyboard and it is going to have a virtual keyboard like the iphone. that will be out. on a day like today where there's low volume, you can get the stock going anywhere you want to go. jcpenney is an example. i wouldn't read any more into it than that. >> did you talk to rim today. >> i did not talk to rim. i can call them during a break. >> i swear, i think worse than hines, i think he was sitting courtside at the heat game. if he wasn't, a guy who looked exactly like him. if he was, tweet us
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Dec 19, 2012 4:00am EST
.s. has slapped duties on wind turbine towers on china on price its says were unfairly cheap. this comes as washington welcomes a high-level chinese delegation led by the vice premier. his team is in the u.s. to talk trade and economy. he's expected to meet with u.s. treasury secretary tim geithner tomorrow. wang is the first official from the new leadership team to visit with the u.s. for more on the impact and implications of this, let's speak with frank ching, adjunct associate professor at the chinese university of hong kong. frank, hi. the first news that we're getting out of this appears to be more import duties s. this going to be the theme of u.s./china relations, or do you expect these meetings to be more of a thaw? >> well, i think that these are the first meetings since the new leadership in china was installed. and since president obama saw -- well, won second term. i think both sides want to make use of this occasion to improve their relationship. so this joint annual meeting is a platform, and i think that they will probably be able to achieve some progress on issues of con
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Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
thanks to china. china overnight sifted past urban mization which led people to think copper, comment, etc. would do well. and that helped the markets. >> statements were consistent, getting clarity in policy, that was good. i totally agree with these guys, in apple's fall and the market's sustenance of a pretty good range is very, very good. the other part of china and apple, old girlfriend come back into the fold. >> looking good. >> they're going to do mogul and aluminia 922 t. it's a sign that maybe apple will not have this big windfall with china mobile which is 670, 680 million subscribers. last week we talked about the china unicom deal, they got the approval to run the apple iphone. when you look at apple, they're getting dinged on both sides of the pond. at&t at their conference indicated smartphone sales are down or slightly moderate, which isn't what apple is 130esed to do. >> the only thing i would add, look at the aussie dollar. it did not rally. if there was going to be a big commodity rally, the aussie dollar would rally. >> is that because of the tax -- not the tax, th
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
. we've talked about kind of the industrial recovery and the global recovery in china and in brazil. and i think that theme still is very, very powerful. and i think home here, housing. and i think the fed yesterday, the nbs purchases, reinforces that housing will continue to be a theme. >> all right. we're going to take a quick -- i'm sorry. >> that 6% surge -- no, that's okay. out in california, those housing numbers, highest in several years, that's a good sign. and all we've got to do is get harry reid and john boehner out of that alternativalit john mcafee is in because they seem to be living in that same weird world that that tech entrepreneur lives in. they've got to get and rise above, as we've said over and over again, they do that, this market's got a lot of gas to the upside. >>> on the way, judging big ben. where traders stand on the markets today after the fed chief delivers fresh thoughts on the economy. and r.i.m. shares trading at seven-month highs. can they continue to deliver returns to investors? >>> first, is the magic in the makeup for estee lauder? executive ch
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
aren't you shopping? i question your patriotism. >> i bought enough stuff from china and thrown it away already. >> right now for valentine's day shopping we have to solve that long beach strike. >> clerical workers. >> you can't get things i want to start shopping for for valentine's day the moment christmas and hanukkah is over. you have to start shopping for the next day. that will be constrained because of the port strike. >>> when we come back, house majority whip kevin mccarthy did sign this offer from the gop. can he convince the white house to back the republican solution to the fiscal cliff? one more look at futures on a tuesday morning as melissa said. not a lot of data today. just wait until the next three days. it all starts with adp, jobs coming up later this week. more "squawk on the street" back in a minute. bob, these projections... they're... optimistic. productivity up, costs down, time to market reduced... those are good things. upstairs, they will see fantasy. not fantasy... logistics. ups came in, analyzed our supply chain, inventory systems... ups? ups. not fantasy
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
democracy where we promised the elderly all these benefits. look at singapore, china be a hong kong. they are trending down to one live birth per woman. every generation, the population haves. even the black plague didn't do that big a job. >> except in asia one of the good things is they still have very much a system where we look after the elderly and grandma and grandpa can live with us. that doesn't seem to be the case in america and other western countries. the government is stepping in for the place of family. when does this end and does it end badly, bill? >> i think it ends in deep declines in western civilization. you're right. with the asian family culture is stronger than ours but look at greece, look at italy, southern europe. the united states where families are falling apart. there is day of wreckoning for democracies all over the world. >> how do we fix it? telling grandma no. >> there is no fixing it. there is no fixing it. this is just something we have to watch. trends are unstoppable. their entire cohort of young japanese men called herbivores. these men live on c
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
that sign out of china. you are seeing that the biggest industrial exporting country in the world, germany, look at the autos, look at volkswagen, these guys are in multimonth highs and many cases, multiyear highs. this is telling you that the global economy is not dead. when you layer in, you know, kay schiller at six-month highs and the housing stocks doing what they're doing, this shouldn't be a big surprise. >> we have japan with its election, stimulus is on the way there and the european data doesn't seem to be getting much worse. >> potentially europe looks like it's at least stabilized. if china has a soft landing, it's pretty hard to get bearish on the global economy when you have two of the major economies hopefully and looking like -- >> we are only a couple percent from the highs we made. what is it discounting? and just one other point, if you look at the bank stocks, the way they act here, if you look in europe, the euro stocks bank index is really flat here. for the last couple of months here and to me, you know, the u.s. banking index needs to see the confirmation of europe
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 9:00am EST
a big rally in china extending one of its biggest rallies in three years. we have a mixed bag in europe with italy up by about .2 of 1%. >> we'll do our best to keep focused on the business day. we'll be following the tragic shooting in connecticut, of course. the new york stock exchange will hold a moment of silence to honor the victims in the next few moments, and we'll be looking at the president's call for meaningful action and the politics of gun control. >> let's get to a road map for this morning. it starts with apple. under pressure once again. even dipping below $500 a share at some point this morning. shares will remain range bound near term. iphone 5 sales and cannibalization among the region. >> other concessions from the gop, the speaker proposing tax hikes for millionaires. could this be the tipping point. moving the talks beyond deadlock. >> a big week for earnings. yes, earnings. fedex, research in motion among the companies reporting. so finally maybe we'll be talking about fundamentals in the stock market more than just the cliff. we've got to talk about apple reversin
CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 9:00am EST
't an accord in congress. >> we will always have china. manufacturing pmi data from last night is the best in 21 months. can we finally say the chinese economy has been stabilized. >> but of course, we start in washington. as you know, congress comes back today. the house gaveling into session now with legislative business starting at 10:00 a.m. the senate returns at 11:00 a.m. eastern. there are only a few hours left to get a deal done. eamon? >> you're already hearing people talk the way they talk on new year's day. a lot of people wish they could go back in time and do things differently. that's the way people are talking in washington about this fiscal cliff. feeling as if this thing suddenly got off the rails. take a listen to mitch mcconnell last night talking about the pace of the negotiations here and the frustration that he's experienced going through all of this over the weekend. take a listen. >> now, i'm concerned about the lack of urgency here. like we all know we're running out of time. this is far too much at stake for political gamesmanship. we need to protect the american
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> on luxury, the big thing for me is china's not 25% of the global luxury goods market and the u.s. is 20%. china is growing as a luxury buyer. and although their falloff, tiffany's had high profile warnings base and weaker china, they're going to grow % next year and on top of that the following year. how do you call it quilts here? >> the power gauge is my guide here. china retail sales were up 15% recently. that came out of the blue. you have to go with a disciplined approach to the stocks. if the power gauge is bearish, and it's not bearish on all, but if the power gauge is bearish, i think this is a great place to raise cash. >> we're showing charts and the gauges for tiffany as well as coach and they are very l leveraged to china. >> no doubt. >> the negative power gauge there. there is one stock that you brought with you, mark, that is positive in terms of the power gauge, and that is yahoo!, a pick of steve's for a long time. >> i like it for some of the same reasons. but the key here is they are hiring engineers. they bought on the air and the reason is they know these engineers
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 1:00pm EST
. >>> apple downgraded on iphone 5 fears. but what fears? sales of the phones soaring in china over the weekend. 2 million of them sold in the first three days of its launch there. so are fears about apple overblown? president obama says he will use whatever power he has to prevent another massacre like the one in newtown, connecticut. what can be done, if politics is the art of the possible? where does the possible reside in america? we talk solutions today on "power lunch." my partner, sue herera, sue? >> let's look at where major averages sit right now. just a second ago, we were up 80 point on the dow. we are close to the highs of this session so far. nasdaq composite is up 29 on the trading session and s&p 45u7b is up 13. it is that optimism over the fiscal cliff which increased over the weekend after house speaker boehner edged ever closer to president obama's position. indeed, the speaker met with the president at the white house this morning. eamon javers is at the white house. eamon? >> previous meetings between the president and speaker had been telegraphed a little bit. t
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 2:00pm EST
of "usa today," critics of the "new york times." when china deals with apple in a way that's reasonable for apple, apple is going to i think take over china. i respect samsung but apple still has cache. >> i think the bottom line from the stock perspective and getting away from the company a little bit -- because we all know all of the size of it and how much cash and all of that. just looking at the stock itself, this thing is up 8,000% the last ten years. don't think that anyone should be looking at it as having that opportunity or anything even remotely close to that going forward. so when tony says the story's changing, it is changing, but changing doesn't necessarily mean it's going somewhere negati negative. it's just going to be a different type of opportunity. >> well said as always, josh. but you also probably made the case for the capital gains sale excuse that a lot of people have been throwing out there. >> it's up 40% this year versus an s&p that's up closer to 10%. don't be shocked. everyone owns it. >> tony is right, ecosystem is worth a great deal of money. if you split
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 3:00pm EST
in china are strong. when on friday some reports suggests otherwise. >> john ford is here now with the story. >> two conflicting story lines on apple collided today. one has apple ordering fewer iphone 5 parts which has a less than stellar start to 2013. the other is suggesting demand remains strong in apple's most crucial market for the iphone. the question here is are we at the beginning of a radical global slowdown for the iphone and ipad? half a dozen analysts believe to think so. believing that the iphone 5 parts have cut their price targets in recent days. the idea is that apple is ordering fewer parts for the months after the holidays. the problem with this theory though, demand still looks strong for the iphone 5 given the launch where apple couldn't make phones fast enough. and china did 2 million iphone 5s. europe is week. but with demands elsewhere looking healthy, some numbers at least seem to be going apple's way. the question is whether samsung and amazon are meaningfully zapping the apple products. >> all right, jan. thanks so much. >> we've got both sides of th
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am EST
. export orders, a sign of weakness there and in china and in some of the pmi figures that we got across europe. so the theme that is emerging, while germany even showed some signs perhaps of strength in its service sector, there's still concern about global growth prospects. for that reason, all the more reason why perhaps it's important for policymakers to be proactive, including mario draghi. back over to you guys. >> thank you for that. who is going to be the squawk perpendicular of the year, joe? >> you mean if we pick one? >> if we pick one. >> we have to pick one that's not obvious. >> like mcafee, maybe. i had an opportunity to pick business person of the year and i picked richard scrusi. it's so hard to find an honest cfo. remember the guy that helped out? i think he was on his way up the river or something. you have to pick it so there's an edge to it. >> like leo apatae or something like that. >> no, like mcafee. i didn't mention that, but he may get the squawk person of the year award today. it depends on how he answers your probing -- your father was a litigator, right? >> t
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
now. >>> from the cliff to china. investors finally get some positive news. >> atmospherics are getting so much better. we kind of gotten out of a kabuki theater and we've gone to dancing the tango with those two guys and any time you start to tango, you got a chance. >> but the mixed messages don't stop there. >> apple, to me, is a trading sardine. not an eating or investing sardine for the next few months. there are no clear short-term positive catalysts that i can see. >> i think apple has become a casino. i think it's problematic. >> oh. and there's always europe. >> well, you don't have to be einstein to work out that there's a problem. >> fasten your seat belts. there's lot to trade. this is "fast money." i'm melissa lee. here are tonight's top three trades. lucky 2013. why you should be looking past the cliff with confidence. picks for the new year. plus, pinching pennies. why the friends and family sales are more bad news. and spin cycle. o your old washing machine. president obama and speaker john boehner met at the white house on sunday to discuss the impending fis
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Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
in the tech space today related to the positive news that you are getting from china. and that points you towards a qualcomm. that points you toward nxpi. >> you could throw up google. that stock went back over 700 today. technology is one -- >> google is not tied directly to the sales of those smartphones. >> i understand that. i'm talking about just technology -- >> barclays came out and said technology is one of the two favorite sectors for next year. >> one data point i want to get out here. we're bringing up apple in china. right now they're saying iphone 5 sales are running 50% ahead of what iphone 4 sales were in 2010. that's fairly significant if it turns out to be true. the source for that is macbook translating data from chinese. that's making the rounds. i think people are looking at this aspect of wait a minute. this is a whole growth market that maybe is not in all the -- people are bullish on the china story. but maybe not enough. i think that's giving it to credence here. >> stocks off session highs after those comments from speaker boehner. really, we're hanging in there t
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
that was doing fabulously in china and making up for all sorts of north american weakness. that had been the theme for a couple of years. now it's just the opposite. people are concerned about the inventory building in china putting a lid on the stock. now, i am looking for a lid to be blown off by a turn in china eventual l. maybe not this quarter. while the u.s., i think, is strong because of foot locker, but some analyst came out today and said u.s. is even weak. remember, nike trades on futures orders, not on earnings. so if you're dumb enough to want to trade in after hours, be aware, you might be trading on the wrong number. friday. these are big brand names. what a big week next week. friday we get results from walgreen's. i feel badly for wag. we just heard from cvs yesterday which boosted its numbers. that's a tough comparison to go against. i don't know how walgreen's can keep up. i will say this, though, the drug stores have been in secular share take mode from other stores, which is one reason why cvs was able to deliver such a strong number p. and i think walgreen's will sho
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am EST
china, southeast asia or from as far as the u.s., norway, etcetera in buying korean won bonds and most likely these are from the sector due to their diversification needs and attracted by the korean bond markets. and if you look at the yields, although it has already come lower quite a lot, but if you compared that with treasury yields, that is very attractive. >> we'll leave it there. thank you very much. >>> now if you're just joining us here on "worldwide exchange," these are your headlines. a union at last. the eu finance ministers hand the ecb the power to supervisor more than 150 banks following another late nightmare thon session in brussels. the euro bounces on the news, but stocks in europe trade lower as ben bernanke warns monetary policy may not be enough to offset the damage if the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> and the u.s. takes another surprising step tying interest rates to the u.s. unemployment rate. >>> plus, investors chairing danone plan to save $2 million over the next two years as they try to offset a slump in southern europe. >>> straight ahead on the progr
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00am EST
than 2 million in iphone 5s in china just over the last three days. that's the best ever debut for the iphone line in china. apple is china's second biggest market, although it did lose a lot of market share while they were waiting for that i5 to come out. and citi research has downgraded apple from a hold to a buy. you can see there just below $500. >>> also, the national association for business economics growth in 2013 to come in at 2.1% after growing by 2.2% in 2012. that would continue the same tepid growth that the country has seen since the recession ended back in mid 2009. >>> and the nation is mourning the horrific event of friday in newtown, connecticut. president obama spoke last night about change. >> we can't kol rate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or event every senseless act of violence in our society. >>> and earlier in the day, new york city mayor michael bloomberg called on th
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Dec 6, 2012 3:00pm EST
's been a lot of mess with foxconn in china. he's paid apple retail employees more money. that's good for apple and the economy. finally, he talked today about bringing over more manufacturing of macintosh computers in the united states. that's good for everybody. >> i think people will take issue saying tim cook is better than steve jobs, nick, don't you think? >> it's certainly hard to say anybody is better than steve jobs. that's not really an option, whether or not steve jobs continued to be the ceo of apple. i think tim cook has done a good job. for him to try to be steve jobs, to try to be a product visionary would be a big mistake. his real skill is optimizing supply chains and running apple's massive operations. he's done a good job of really focusing in on who can be the next steve jobs. that's johnny ive. he's the person who designed all the hardware at apple. now he's in charge of the way everything looks and feels. after steve jobs, there's a natural fight between who's going to become that next person. you have to give tim cook credit for going with johnny ive. >> at the
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Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
in tomorrow and said, get everybody out of china and do whatever you have to do, make these, make everything you make in the united states. what would that do to the price of this device? >> i honestly -- it's not so much about price, it's about the skills, et cetera. over time there are skills that are associated with manufacturing that have left the u.s. not necessarily people but the education stops producing them. >> that's sad. how do we get that back? sbl well, it is a concerted effort to get them back. with this project that i've talked about where we will do a mac in the united states next year? i think this is a really good another step for us. the consumer electronics world was really never here. so it is not a matter of bringing it back, it is a matter of starting it here. >> good morning. thanks for joining us here. >> reporter: while steve jobs liked to avoid the spotlight, he also thrived on it. it was as if he was selling products that were pieces of his own soul. he was inventor, pitchman and new wave pid piper all in one. big boss coming through. big boss, people. look alive
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm EST
the underlying economy is improving. now you get china. if europe can stabilize, i think we can go much higher. >> how many days, if you add headline that monty was thinking about, going out and bursceloni was thinking about coming back. follow me on twitter. and "power lunch" begins right now. >> halftime is over. "power lunch" and second half of the trading day starts right now. >> and here we are. welcome to "power lunch." as you can see, we are beth here on the floor of the new york stock exchange. and stocks are higher as fiscal cliff song and dance continues in washington. mr. boehner says he is waiting for a proposal from this gentleman, the president. president obama. and the president is set to speak about the cliff and the a economy later today. >> i thought i was supposed to come here today. you thought you were supposed to come here today. so we are both here. not really, folks. a lot of talk today is about what investors should do if we go over the cliff. what should we do if there is a debt deal before year-end or shortly thereafter. we have smart strategies and individual stock
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Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
revolution again in china, i think it's a great place. look at emerging markets. better value while you wait around. >> and they've done well over the last year. it was just they've been the silent gain. you haven't quite realized they've been doing so well. >> i like it. i wouldn't rush into anything. if you hid cash on the side, what a good time getting in. >> this market has stopped reacting on a minute by minute basis to all the prognostications out of washington on the fiscal cliff. what do you make of that? are we becoming complacent? are we immune? what are you talking about on the floor? >> we just had the president speak. nothing there. china numbers tomorrow. then germany. maybe nothing there. i think everybody wants to fast forward to tuesday. they want to see what happens after operation twist expires. they want to see what bernanke said at 2:00. that's what we're looking at. >> we're always waiting around for something to happen. and if you wait around and climb this wall of worry, right, don't you sometimes miss out? >> i think you're right. and i think that we do expect someth
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
this is a much more global story. i think a lot of backdrop in europe and china has some improving trends in it that are behind this. >> if the market is such a great predictor, tell me where it was in beginning of 2008. then we had a total collapse. so i don't buy -- >> my response would be look where it was in march of '09 when you could have -- [ overlapping speakers ] the valuations weren't reasonable then. they are cheap now and even cheaper outside the united states. >> yeah. you just made my case for why it is i feel like going outside the united states. i'll let america settle it and figure it out on its own. >> all right. john, what are your clients telling you right now? jeff just said i think it was over the weekend that so many of their customers are clenched right now. that they're just waiting to see what the resolution of the fiscal cliff is that they're holding back on orders. is that the case with some of your clients as well? >> well, i think right now we haven't received the clarity of the election we were hoping for. i think both sides republicans and democrats are bas
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
're not terrible if you look at the export market picking up, especially in china. watch this. it's not all about u.s. fiscal cliff. one of the things we've been seeing rallying in this market are u.s. multinational that are exposed to a better environment. >> quick touch on cummins here. you see the headlines. billion dollar buy back just announced by cmi, so, the sock is trading higher, a little bit in the afterhours session. >> kern? >> without me. they have a great balance sheet. not surprising they would look to do something positive for the shareholders. >> okay. so we'll continue watching that. mike, out in the options world here, the vicks down 15 1/2. doesn't seem like a bad time to buy some insurance at this point. >> yeah, it doesn't seem that way. i think there's a little bit of an underestimation, though, of what options markets are in. the vicks, over the next 30 days, has to incorporation all of those days, weekends and holiday us, too. we have a couple of holidays coming in. so, if you back those out, what you find is it's a little bit higher than what it looks like right now. 1.6 p
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Dec 14, 2012 1:00pm EST
it hits for china markets. in all likelihood you'll see a rally. >> if you don't want emerging market debt, you can buy this and get the exposure? >> that's absolutely correct. you don't have the same accounting concerns. you buy multi-national u.s. global companies with better accounting control. >> michael, thank you very much. >>> gold prices are on the down side for this week. it's been kind of a brutal week for the precious metals. final floor trades in metals being made right now. live coverage of the close is coming up on "power." >> announcer: cnbc program is sponsored by mercedes benz. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great no
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Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
that maybe this new regime in china is going to be spending more helping to prop up the property department there, housing, than might mean more demand for industrial metals. copper today, the standout in part because of that. also, a different note, the s.e.c. ahead of the holiday delayed a decision on the proposed etf, according to the "wall street journal," the etf would hold twice as much copper in terms of holdings compared to the jpmorgan holding approved on december 14th. >> i think 182,000 physical tons they could take off the market. we'll revisit it later. for a moment, thank you. bob pisani is joining me on the floor of the nyse. the big discussion is about retail and what the figures from mastercard tell us. >> i just want to point out that the dow industrials dropped in the middle of the day. there had been some concern the house leadership which is all coming back now did not send out a 48-hour notice to their membership requiring all the members to show up and vote, even though there's no fiscal cliff deal, there was hope they would bring everybody back and try to get somethi
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00pm EST
, at least you've got a job here. it's not going to china because they're becoming uncompetitive. >> exactly. i think a lot of companies are recognizing that the attraction is to do jobs here because it will be able to minimize their risk. there's a lot of concentration overseas particularly in india which historically has been the epicenter of all the i.t. jobs that have gone offshore. >> how much do you think this is going to start creating jobs back here in america. we see companies all the time onshoring as opposed to outsourcing. >> well, more and more and more they're bringing jobs back here. they are aware, if they're able to quantify all the hidden costs, all the indirect costs and they're able to see that it's actually more competitive to have people work here in the united states and in terms of cost, when you analyze all that, you really will see that it's actually about the same or even slightly cheaper to do it here now. >> isn't that kind of -- it's good that we're creating jobs, but isn't that kind of sad in the united states we're saying it is cheaper to do business all-in th
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Dec 20, 2012 9:00am EST
that well to suddenly, an inventory glut of shoes with china, maybe north america can make up with it. nike remains a great growth company, a lot of cash, good dividend. i think if it gets hit, unless they can -- remember, china is coming back. so, theoretically, that's what the stock market upped the most since august 2010, it comes back, then nike represents great value. >>> when we come back this morning, a lot more on that deal of the day intercontinental exchange buying the nyse parent, nyse euro next, a live interview with the ceos of both of those companies. meantime, take one more look at futures after the worst day of the month yesterday. futures rebounding a bit. a lot more from squawk on the streets, post nine, at the nyse, when we return. st >>> herbalife is one of the stocks to watch this morning after bill ackman says he is shorting the stock, calling you the company a pyramid scheme. ackman will outline his herbalife argument at an investment presentation in new york city herbalife ceo defended his company yesterday on cnbc. >> this is about bill acman's business model. this
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am EST
can see, with the kospi up the most, 1.5 points. >> strong nebs out of china which suggest maybe the economy is rebounding more than expected. >> the exports. >> yeah. >> among the catalyst in asia trading today, economic stats out of china. export growths slowed sharply to 2.9% in december. that news j underscores the global headwinds dragging on the economy. but the chinese economy is showing solid signs of a pick up in domestic activity. industrial output was stronger than expected. the country has been saying for years it needs to shift a little bit from the export model the internal consumption. let their middle class grow and not be nearly as dependent on exports. and china's oil demand in november surpassed 10 million barrels per day for the first time ever. the country's crude imports rose to the second highest daily rate on record. analysts say this is further evidence of the chinese recover. and i saw this story on -- every once in a while i check tweeting. >> i saw it on google, too. kayla tausche reporting -- >> kayla beat nick dunn. >> nick dunn was quoting kayla. >>
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Dec 21, 2012 9:00am EST
are not as bad with fiscal cliff. china not as bad as we though, u.s. very strong. so nike, if it goes back to 97, it means we're going to have a real bad couple of days in my view. look at red hat. red hat is a technology company that is deeply involved in the cloud. they, too, had a better than expected number, as did oracle in the cloud. so these are my two tales for the trading today, david. if you pick the best of the best and they go down, you'll really have a couple of -- >> when it comes to the so-called cloud play and the use of it in the competition here, is that one of the key names? >> yes, it allows you to manage cloud in a cheap -- an anti-microsoft business. their partner is sales force.com. i'm really using these as tells. in other words, these are the ones where there's natural buyers. as we just found out how good things are. it wasn't like we found out a month ago. we just found out last night. if they have resilience, the market is going to be more resilient than people think. if they give up the ghost, i think next week's going to be difficult, too. >> all right. we'll be wat
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
to taiwan and china in october and the buzz around windows 8 fell off a cliff from the june time period. so there's a lot of enthusiasm in june at the show in taipei. and by october, there was no enthusiasm. so i think a lot of the momentum had been lost and a lot of companies told me, look, it's really a second half of 2013 story. >> so what does that mean, not only for microsoft were but for the hardwaremaker? are being buying products from dell and the like and buying the windows 7 version or are they turning to google and mac? what's happening? >> more and more consumers are turning to smartphones and tablet devices and i think a lot of the hardware vendors are saying, you know what? when we do a refresh, let's wait until a year out, second half of 2013. it's probably not worth the investment today, especially with a lot of aggressive tablets coming out, including the ipad mini. so, you know, that -- i think they were planning on doing a more aggressive ramp, probably around ultra book with windows 8. and then they decided to delay it until next year. >> look out a little bit into 2013
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
annihilated based on some bad news out of china. it seems it
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am EST
sachs to buy from neutral. citing increased potential for yum's operations in china. although, that's what we talk about all the time. kfc in china. that's the growth in their, i think isn't yum bigger than mcdonald's in terms of total number? >> yeah. >> i think subway is, too. research -- >> they don't even call it kentucky tried anymore. >> kfc. >> and it's really chicken. >> that's uncalled for. what do you think it is, cat? that is uncalled for. >> this is all i'll say. >> tastes like chicken. >> yes, it's chicken! if david novak -- >> taco bell. >> yeah, taco bell. >> is that really meat? is that your next -- >> no. all right. the restaurant -- research in motion, rim shares coming off a seven-month high on news that the u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement agent are going to use the blackberry 10 on a trial basis. that is on news, did you see this, that the agency is going to ditch the iphone in favor -- >> okay, so why? >> i don't know. i just want to say, so blackberry was one of the sponsors of the thing yesterday, at the dealbook conference and they showed off the bl
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
for antibiotics and steroids. some major issues for yum brands, 44% of its revenues come from china. getting the clearance at this point, very good news, and we're seeing the stock respond accordingly. bob pisani is here on the floor with more. >> good morning. merry christmas, everybody. over the weekend, is there a plan c on the fiscal cliff floating around. the only offer that's really on the table, and i hate to get so simplist simplistic, was the president's offer. he mentioned it at the press conference late friday afternoon, and that's raise taxes on the top 2%. that's basically the offer on the table. there's a lot of people trying to throw in a lot of spending cuts into a so-called plan c, raise the medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. that's really an afterthought going in right now. the president's offer is the one on the table right now. at this point the choices are getting very, very narrow. i didn't hear do nothing. i didn't hear about a grand bargain. the other big thing over the weekend, i was getting a lot of e-mail about, is when will the treasury department declare the
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Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm EST
-america for jetblue has been really, really positive. people talk about china, middle east. i tell you, latin-america positive for us. we will continue to expand into that part of the world. and we talk about return on investment capital, it has been good for us. >> you look at a place like brazil, similar mentality as america as their sentiment is skyrocketing. >> true and there are great airlines. when you look at the largest airline, copa in panama, these are some really solid airlines. there are good things happening in latin-america. >> talk to us about pricing. survey from price line.com show air fairs are 4% higher this december compared to december 2011. is that true at jetblue? this s this a function of less capacity or are more people flying. >> i would share with price line that the inflation adjuster is down 14%. air fares are still a good bargain. we won't talk about forward pricing into 2013. when you talk capacity, gdp, cost cost of oil, everything goes into what drives pricing but i think price line is looking at the last year. let's look to 2000. airlines are still a good bar
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
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Dec 13, 2012 9:00am EST
is performing very well. they have geek squad. and they have a fast-growing chain in china. so for all its problems, i do believe that schulze believes that there is things that they can do to save the company and not only save it but make it prosperous. >> just before we let you go, do you have any appreciation as to what might be an acceptable offer? i mean, are there figures being bandied around from the other side? >> yeah. we've heard that best buy would be comfortable with $20 a share. now, whether or not they get that or not, i don't know. but i think it's interesting that the buzz is out there that the company would be open to $20 a share. you certainly would have heard that just a few months ago when this whole process started. >> thomas, congratulations on your exclusive. it's good to see you. thomas lee from "the minneapolis star-tribune." thank you. >> thank you. >>> speaker boehner coming out just moments ago saying the president needs to step up in the fiscal cliff negotiations. the democratic leadership is preparing to respond. we will bring you comments from senators harry
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
the catalyst here, signs that china's recovery is gaining traction. sources say that the bank of japan will ease monetary policy this week and consider adopting a 2% inflation target no later than january. policymakers are seen responding to pressure from the incoming prime minister there. shinzo abe for stronger efforts to beat deflation. in the meantime, india's central bank kept interest rates on hold yesterday ignoring pressure to reduce borrowing costs. policymakers said they were shifting the focus to reducing the economy and that raises the odds of a rate cut as early as january. andrew olson, over to you. >> ubs reportedly nearing a fine of up to $1.5 billion. the bank is close to finalizing a deal with regulators according to the financial times. about three dozen bankers and senior managers are said to face criminal or civil charges. >>> and it's official this morning, tend of an era for aig. details emerged during squawk yesterday. today, the u.s. insurer rates $6.5 billion from the sale of its remaining stake in aia group. and boeing is raising its dividend by 10%. it will
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Dec 28, 2012 9:00am EST
to handle manufactured goods from china. it's also the largest port on the east coast. now, last year this port handled $208 billion in cargo. we're talking about products like furniture and also apparel. in 2002, we saw a west coast port lockout. estimates suggest that that cost the economy $1 billion a day. and as with the fiscal cliff, there's a political angle with the container cliff as well. business groups are asking president obama to use his emergency powers under taft hartley to prevent a strike. president bush did that back about ten years ago. while a strike will cause major disruptions, there are alternatives for transporting goods, rail and also air are options, but of course those options are not cheap. >> back in november, our members started putting contingency plans into place. the options were either divert containers to west coast ports, bring merchandise in earlier, use canada or mexico, or use air freight. but all of those come at a significant cost as well. >> now, the deadline is 12:01 tomorrow night. and i think it's safe to say that retailers are hoping we co
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